Old Safe Door - Decoration

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Old Safe Door - Decoration

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Safe door detail, Old Mint (San Francisco)

Built in 1874 during the gold rush, the Old Mint was once the busiest mint in the United States. One of the last government buildings constructed in the Greek Revival style, it is also the city's oldest stone buildings. The mint operations were moved to a new facility in 1933.

The Old Mint has been closed and abandoned since 1993, threatened by demolition until the federal government transfered the building ownership to the city of San Francisco in 2003.

Date & location
Photo taken on August 10, 2004
50-98 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
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